Wednesday, August 25, 2010

walk with me wed~ courier and i

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This week finds me helping out at the library as a courier for the special order intra-library loan books. Their regular courier has to take some down time, so I'm filling in. The drive to deliver the books is enjoyable, and the view from the front seat is, at times, bucolic.

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The books ride with us in the back seat. Occasionally, we stop and deliver, then pick up other books that need to go back to the main branch. I am tempted to stop and look through the books to see what titles the patrons are ordering, but I resist. Back in the car I notice that the rural country roads are peaceful and quiet. I imagine that in the winter months these roads will be a little bit harder to navigate...it is easy for me to picture that in my mind...lots of snow and ice in this area. But for now, it is still late summer, and there is green everywhere.

The roads undulate, up to the top of the mountains, and down into the valleys...

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Around the bend, I suddenly come upon an orchard of apples. They are ripe for the picking! We stop and buy some directly from the farmers, an elderly couple, whom we exchange pleasantries with. We munch on the fresh apples while we drive.

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At home, the summer bounty decorates the table...and makes a delicious desert!

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13 comments:

The Gingerbread House said...

I hope you got enough Apples to put some away for the winter! I'm trying hard not to miss out on some for myself..I've got plenty of pears, but some apples would be nice too...Ginny

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Ooo, lovely! I'm gearing up to harvest our apples for the first time. Yours look better than ours, which are green.

Mette said...

I don´t believe you can have a better job.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

How interesting it would be to do this run. I would be like you, wondering who was reading what. I have often thought it would be fun to work at a library. Those apples sure look like fall in a bowl. Yum.

Valerie said...

Lovely Pennsylvania scenery! Thank you from a former Pa. gal.

I woke up this AM thinking that our cider mills will be open soon. Yum!
Your post makes me antsy for that.

Sharon said...

Lovely!

Jody said...

What a lovely country drive...I would love to live in a place just like that :-)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Enjoying the journey as much as the destination...with some apple "ice cream" on the top!

elizabeth said...

Yum! I think our intra-library loan system has cracked, I've been waiting on a book for months! Now I just go to different branches, which is kinda neat. You can definitely see the income disparities between neighborhoods!

Judy said...

They say there is a reason for everything so maybe you were to see all this again. Whatever the reason enjoy the ride.

Leslie Shelor said...

Apples! Surely it's coming in to the fall season now. Loved sharing your drive!

Artis-Anne said...

What a lovely journey and job; the apples look so juicy and I can smell that luscoius desert from here ,yum. Great post :)

fiberjoy said...

Ummm those apples look eating-out-of-hand delicious! Do you know the variety?

Your drive was beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Your courier is fortunate to apparently not have a tight schedule. The intra-lib courier in our Regional Libray system has 18 libraries to pick up and deliver to in his big truck filled with book bins. He would linger long enough to swap hi's with the staff then be on the way.

Hope the festival was a roaring success for you and that you've been able to catch your breath. Such a busy time of year.

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